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May 29, 2016

In Sunday action at the French Open, it was eighth-seeded Milos Raonic who was shocked by world number 55 Albert Ramos-Vinolas, 6-2, 6-4, 6-4.

May 27, 2016

American Shelby Rogers advanced to the French Open fourth round on Friday, bageling 10th seed Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic twice for the 6-0, 6-7(3), 6-0 victory.

May 27, 2016

Nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal announced on Friday that he has withdrawn from this year’s tournament with a wrist injury.

May 27, 2016

Newcomers captured the PSAL New York City “B” Division championship on Thursday afternoon, defeating Bard 4-1 at Cunningham Park.

May 26, 2016

Ulises Blanch, the number three-ranked junior in the world, and 2015 USTA Girls 18s National Champion and U.S. Open Girls Finalist Sofia Kenin lead a deep field of American boys and girls currently set to compete at the French Open Junior Championships in Paris. Qualifying begins today, with the main draw running from May 29-June 4.

May 26, 2016

The Beacon Blue Demons captured its ninth consecutive PSAL New York City “A” Division title on Wednesday afternoon, defeating top-seed and unbeaten Brooklyn Tech 4-1 on a hot day at Cunningham Park.

May 26, 2016

World number 47 Eugenie Bouchard was defeated in the second round of the 2016 French Open Thursday, falling to world number nine Timea Bacsinszky 6-4, 6-4. Bouchard got out to a 4-1 lead in the opening set before Bacsinszky ran off 10 consecutive games and seizing the momentum.

May 26, 2016

World number one Serena Williams moved on at the 2016 French Open on Thursday, handily defeating Brazilian Teliana Pereira 6-2, 6-1 in just 66 minutes. Serena, who has lost just five games in two matches so far at Roland Garros, will next take on Kristina Mladenovic, a 6-4, 6-3 winner over Hungary's Timea Babos.

May 26, 2016

Over the past four decades, I've spent thousands of hours as a coach at local, national and international junior tournaments, and as they say, "I have seen it all." Here are 20 candid observations about the behaviors and interactions between players, coaches and parents before, during and after matches. 

May 25, 2016

Fourth-seeded Garbiñe Muguruza advanced Wednesday at Roland Garros, defeating wild card Myrtille Georges in dominant fashion, 6-2, 6-0.

May 25, 2016

Andy Murray battled back yet again at the 2016 French Open to stave off elimination Wednesday, mounting a comeback against French wild card Mathias Bourgue, 6-2, 2-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, in three hours and 34 minutes. Bourgue, ranked 164th in the world, was playing in just the second Grand Slam of his career.

May 24, 2016

Most college coaches are interested in recruiting players who compete in USTA tournaments. Tournament play really puts pressure on players, and it’s this type of pressure that allows for the feeling of both failure and success within this competitive format.

May 24, 2016

Nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal looked the part in opening round action at the French Open, cruising into the Roland Garros second round with a routine 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 victory over Australia’s Sam Groth.

May 24, 2016

World number one Serena Williams made a winning start to her 2016 French Open campaign on Tuesday, cruising past Magdalena Rybarikova 6-2, 6-0 to reach the Roland Garros second round.

May 23, 2016

Three years ago, Victoria Azarenka was on the verge of being the most dominant player in the women’s game. She had won two straight Australian Open titles (2012 and 2013) and had reached the number one ranking in the world. But an array of injuries over the next year would halt her success on the court.

May 23, 2016

Tenth-seeded Marin Cilic fell to Argentine qualifier Marco Trungelliti 7-6(4), 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 in opening round action Monday at the 2016 French Open. Trungelliti, ranked 166th in the world and making his Roland Garros debut, broke Cilic six times to earn his second win at a Grand Slam.

May 23, 2016

In the final scene of “A Bronx Tale,” the story’s protagonist, Calogero Anello, says the greatest gift he received from his father Lorenzo was learning that the saddest thing in life is wasted talent.

May 20, 2016

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams both remain atop the men’s and women’s tours as we prepare for the second Grand Slam of the year, the 2016 French Open, May 22-June 5. The clay courts of Roland Garros will provide a challenge for some as Stan Wawrinka looks to defend his title and Serena looks to continue her dominance over the WTA Tour in defending the women’s title.

May 20, 2016

One of the age old questions our tennis academy students’ parents ask coaches around this time of the year is: How can our children improve their game this summer?

May 20, 2016

The two top seeds in New York City’s “A” Division advanced to the Public School Athletic League (PSAL) semifinals on Thursday afternoon as both Brooklyn Technical and Beacon won their respective quarterfinal matches.

May 20, 2016

USTA Eastern recently hosted "I Am Tennis" at Queens College Tennis Center in Queens, N.Y. in celebration of Asian-American Heritage Month. Approximately 120 people of all ages and levels from the Queens, N.Y. area participated in the three-hour event. 

May 19, 2016

Thirty-four-year-old Roger Federer was forced to withdraw from next week’s French Open, citing an injured back which will prevent him from taking part in the event.

May 18, 2016

The High School of American Studies at Lehman College advanced to the PSAL “A” Division second-round on Tuesday afternoon, moving past Susan Wagner 3-2 in a New York City playoff matchup.

May 18, 2016

A closer look at the area’s top tennis equipment and apparel providers, including Grand Slam Tennis, High Country Ski and Tennis, Solow Sports, Tennis East and TopSpin Tennis & Fitness.